Grand Patron of the Order and Patron of the Foundation
HRH Princess Elizabeth Karadjordjevic of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Our Grand Patron of the Order and Patron of the Foundation is HRH Princess Elizabeth Karadjordjevic of Serbia and Yugoslavia.
Princess Elizabeth was born in Belgrade and is the third child and the only daughter of Prince Pavle of Yugoslavia (prince regent of Yugoslavia 1934–1941) and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark.
Her older brother is Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, who married, firstly, Princess María Pia of Savoy and, secondly, Princess Barbara of Liechtenstein. She is a second cousin of Queen Sofía of Spain and Charles, Prince of Wales. She is a first cousin of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and his siblings, Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy.
She is a great-great-granddaughter of Karađorđe, who started the first Serbian uprising against the Turks in 1804.